WWE 2K22 Reviews

WWE 2K22 is ranked in the 67th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10
Mar 21, 2022

WWE 2K22 is the best wrestling game to be released in close to a decade. Whilst not all of its modes will inspire, the overhaul to gameplay has made the action between the ropes so much more fun in a way that will please casual and hardcore fans alike.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2022

WWE2K22 has a TON of content that you wanted in a wrestling game. With revamped graphics, mechanics, and customization modes, this one will be hard to stop playing. MyGM and MyRise shine here, and while this title is going to be hard to top, but if this is the blueprint for WWE games going forward, sign me up.

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INVEN
Top Critic
8.1 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2022

For a long time, WWE fans were disappointed with the WWE 2K series. WWE 2K22 has made a comeback over the past two years, fixing many shortcomings.

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65%
Mar 19, 2022

WWE 2K22 finally resembles a good fighting game, but it keeps treading the same old waters.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2022

The game’s controls feel more like a chore and the overall gameplay still needs to be patched a bit. Yes, there are not as many bugs as WWE 2K20, but there are still too many. These bugs not only include core gameplay but also graphics and sound.

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8.8 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2022

‎WWE 2K22 brings all the passion and adrenaline of wrestling, in a format that although it is fair in terms of graphics, stands out for its renewed gameplay, enhancing its mechanics and positioning itself as the best in the franchise.‎

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2022

WWE 2K22 manages to be at the same time a redemption to the franchise and a highly recommended entrypoint to anyone who wants to know more about the wrestling universe. The series finally entered the ring ready to take its rightful place on the hearts of fans, deserving a [champion] belt and Pay-Per View match.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2022

A return to a more casual and entertaining WWE experience.

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Mar 18, 2022

My final thought towards WWE 2K22 is that the difference between this one and the previous instalments is night and day. Each game mode is great and it always pushes you towards that one last game. It is every wrestling fan’ dream come true from making matches like The Rock and The Undertaker to dream matches like The Big Boss Man and Rey Mysterio. You owe yourself as not just a fan of the WWE franchise but as a game so that’s why I’m going to give WWE 2K22 the Thumb Culture Platinum Award.

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ZTGD
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2022

Most importantly I expected some big improvements, and while some of the items here definitely meet that qualification the game is still stuck in a rut with respect to AI and physics/clipping issues. There’s talk that WWE may look to partner with EA on future games, so this may be the last go around for the team at 2K, but if it’s not I hope that their focus for WWE 2k23 will be on fixing some of these issues so that the solid base they’ve built can actually live up to its potential. Hopefully I’m not revisiting that sentence again next year.

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Saudi Gamer
Top Critic
8 / 10
Mar 18, 2022

WWE 2K22 Put the series back on track, with its new and innovate gameplay and the return of some fan favorite game modes. While it has some issue, it sits a solid baseline for the future entries.

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Recommended
Mar 17, 2022

WWE2K22 is a solid entry into the Wrestling sim ecosystem, but things have changed. AEW is coming out with their own Wrestling sim this year, and WWE2K22 will have a legit competitor in more than a decade. It’s definitely the best wrestling game in the last 3 years, but will it be the best wrestling game this year?

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2022

‎WWE 2K22 exudes fun on all four sides. The simplification of the combat system is a meeting point for both newbies and veterans of the saga and eliminates the initial barrier for the less usual. Its different game modes make you have multiple playable options and you do not want to detach yourself from it. With this installment they overcome the ghosts of the past and have a prosperous path to follow for the future.‎

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5 / 10
Mar 17, 2022

WWE 2K22 isn't a good fighting game, despite the multiplayer being a bit of knock-around fun. The woolly controls, messy inputs, and numerous glitches lead to an underwhelming video game experience, while the lacklustre Showcase and MyRise game modes don't manage to replicate the bombast of professional wrestling, WWE 2K22 isn't a particularly good wrestling game either. It's a decent laugh in multiplayer, but with the notably hefty price tag I would expect a lot more than that.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2022

WWE 2K22 is a solid effort that overcomes the problems of past years with ease, even if it will only appeal to a certain breed of wrestling fan.

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7 / 10
Mar 16, 2022

WWE 2K22 makes a surprising recovery and puts the long-running series back on track.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2022

WWE 2K22 is an entry wrestling fans cannot miss. It has everything you can expect from WWE; from an enhanced look, a better and easier to remember control scheme, to a solid variety of modes where MyGM is the crowning jewel. WWE 2K22 is a foundation for the future of the franchise, and a far cry from the disaster of 2019.

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6 / 10
Mar 16, 2022

WWE 2K22 is the definition of a mixed bag. There are clearly areas where the team at Visual Concepts made positive progress with the franchise, particularly in wrestler AI and animations. Many of the marquee talents look fantastic and there is a lot to do within the game. Sadly, most of the modes are half-baked and the series is still suffering from bugs or problems it has carried for far too long.

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8.8 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2022

WWE 2K22 is more than over with the fans, this is easily the best wrestling game in nearly 10 years.

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GamingBolt
Usaid
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2022

A simplified gameplay loop, a thrilling Showcase mode, and a surprisingly deep MyRise mode combine to make WWE 2K22 one of the strongest entries the franchise has seen in a while.

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